It's small stuff compared to FDR's attempt to pack the Supreme Court.
That was small stuff compared to Jefferson's use of non-exist Presidential
power to make the Louisiana purchase. But George Will is sufficiently read in
American history to know all that. But he's a shrewd enough commentator to
take his own liberties of convenience.
Leaving the lights on when you go on vacation doesn't constitute being
"in session", it constitutes a waste of energy.
Just the facts - please!Don't try to tell us that Obama did
"it" because someone else did "it", unless Obama is nothing but
a puppet.Obama cheated. He knew the rules and he ignored them,
choosing instead to appoint people during the brief periods of time when the
Senate was NOT in session, when the Senate could not easily defeat his
appointments. What kind of person does that? Surely not someone
who is looking out for the best interests of the Country. All he wanted was to
get his way. He wanted to circumvent the process. He "won", but that
"winning" cost him his integrity. Maybe to him that was a cheap
I guess it's okay if it's a repub. It's only bad when it's a
democrat. Thanks Will.
Furry really you miss the point of Mr. Will's article the Senate by its own
determination and led by a Democrat was still in session when these appointments
were made. The Bolton appointment was not made while the Senate was in session.
It was a recess appoint, which the left opposed, but not a blatant decision to
disregard the Constitution and the authority of the Senate given to it by that
I don't recall George Will complaining when GWBush used a recess
appointment to inflict John Bolton on the United Nations and the United States.
He did a lot more damage as the US Ambassador to the UN than any of the people
Will mentioned, yet Will was perfectly fine with his appointment. I guess Will
is okay with this if the appointments benefit the far right. Business as usual